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Marc Jacobs has worked at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth since 1998. He has a first degree in Law and a Masters in Criminal Justice.  His research and scholarly activities stems from his interest in the development of radical criminology during the 1960s and 1970s. From this Marc's interests relate to researching and developing and delivering a practice of a partisan criminological pedagogy which seeks to revive and reassert the importance of instilling a delight among students with theorising and becoming politicised agents of change.    

Research Interests

The historical development and contemporary nature of criminology, with a particular interest in British radical/critical and sociological criminology during the late 20th century into the new millennium


Critical Pedagogy 

Criminology theory education in the neo-liberal university

Analysis of the emergence and changing nature of criminology undergraduate degrees in higher education.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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